ABC off, running with NBA Finals

ABC off, running with NBA Finals


The NBA Finals is off and running with its best ratings through two games since the Chicago Bulls’ last championship in 1998. Now ABC has to hope the Cleveland Cavaliers can make it competitive.

The first two games, both won by the Golden State Warriors, averaged 19.2 million viewers, the Nielsen company said.

For the week of May 29-June 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NBA Finals: Cleveland vs. Golden State, Game 2, ABC, 19.69 million; NBA Finals: Cleveland vs. Golden State, Game 1, ABC, 18.7 million; “America’s Got Talent,” NBC 12.32 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 9.71 million; “Little Big Shots,” NBC, 7.45 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 7.35 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 6.79 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.73 million; “Bull,” CBS, 6.51 million; “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” NBC, 6.2 million.

LeBron-Durant song stirs a mystery


The real mystery swirling around this year’s NBA Finals as the Cleveland Cavaliers look to return to their winning ways at Quicken Loans Arena tonight seems to center on a long-forgotten hip-hop song featuring LeBron James and Golden State Warriors foe Kevin Durant.

ESPN unleashed an article that purports the two NBA stars collaborated musically on a hip-hop song back in 2011.

It seems the song was written and recorded in Akron when Durant was in town to work out with James during the NBA lockout that year.

James was with the Miami Heat at the time and Durant was with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Apparently while chilling off court between workouts, they created the song that has never been released publicly.

Pacino to star as Paterno in biopic


Al Pacino will star as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic directed by Barry Levinson.

HBO says the film will focus on Paterno dealing with the fallout from the child-sex-abuse scandal involving his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky’s Nov. 2011 arrest and died two months later at age 85.

Twins for Clooney


George and Amal Clooney welcomed a son and a daughter Tuesday morning, announcing that daughter Ella, son Alexander and mother Amal were “happy, healthy and doing fine.”

Associated Press

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